Help Holocaust Survivors Live a Longer, Healthier Life — and Show Them We Care!

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GOAL: $70,000

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With your help, we can protect 1,800 Holocaust Survivors in Israel, and let them know that the world cares!

The Challenge:

There are nearly 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel today. Between what they had to endure in their youth and their advancing age, many of them have health problems that threaten their lives. 25% of them live below the poverty line, and many don’t have family nearby to care for them. All of them deserve our help.

In an emergency medical situation, every second counts. The time it takes a first-responder to diagnose and render assistance can mean the difference between life and death. We are making it easier and faster for emergency responders and medical professionals to understand patients’ health history, conditions, allergies and medications in seconds. We need your help to deliver this technology to Holocaust survivors.

Your donation is tax deductible, and every dollar will go directly towards helping Holocaust survivors live a longer, healthier life!


The Innovation:

MyMDband’s innovative technology reduces the chance of medical errors and complications, while speeding up the time that it takes for emergency medical professionals and doctors to provide life-saving medical care.

Every MyMDband is custom coded to:
  • Provide instant access to a person’s medical history, medications, allergies, and more.
  • Automatically contact the person’s emergency contacts, alerting them to the situation.

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How it Works:

We’ve partnered with United Hatzalah to set up each and every MyMDband donated to a survivor!

  1. A trained United Hatzalah professional will set up the band, connecting each bracelet’s unique code to the wearer’s medical history, allergies, and emergency contact information.
  2. United Hatzalah will visit the Holocaust survivors’ homes as often as once a week to monitor their blood pressure, sugar levels and medications, helping them live longer and healthier lives. With each visit, the medical team updates the online records with the latest information and shows them that people care about them.
  3. In the event of an emergency, when a medical professional or first responder sees the bracelet, they simply scan the code with any smartphone and enter a verifying security code (also engraved on the wristband).
  4. Within seconds, the medical professional has all of the information they need to provide the best treatment for the individual.
  5. The nearest United Hatzalah emergency dispatch center is automatically notified, as are the individual’s personal emergency contacts.

MyMDband in action

Your tax-deductible donation will help MyMDband and United Hatzalah protect survivors of the Shoah.

 

United Hatzalah of Israel“Now, with MyMDband we’ll have all of the medical files accessible from our cell phones. If we see someone that needs medical help, in 2 seconds, we’ll know their medical background and can give them the best treatment until they get to the hospital.”
—Moti Elmaliach, United Hatzalah Spokesperson

“I am an Israeli army trained medic, and a Magen David Adom EMT volunteer for 10 years now. Over these years I have been the first responder onsite, treating many elderly and holocaust survivors. My first task is to analyze and assess in order to determine the medical diagnosis and then quickly proceed with treatment. That requires knowing the patient’s medical history, to both rule out and determine. Before MyMDband came along, I would spend much valuable time questioning the patient and their family, and requesting to see their medications. Sometimes the patient only spoke a foreign language or was unable to communicate. MyMDband eliminates all those challenges, immediately presenting the medical history in an accessible format. I am sure I have been able to render better treatment to those who have a MyMDband.”
—Ro’ee, Magen David Adom EMT volunteer

“I come across more and more Holocaust survivors who are unfortunately very lonely. Many of them struggle to convey their medical history, due to both language and mental challenges, and their records aren’t always up to date. When I first came across MyMDband, I was excited to see that there is now a great solution to this problem.”
– Hezi, Magen David Adom EMT volunteer

Who We Are:

We are a small, young Israeli startup, determined to do well by doing good. Our motto is “Better care. Everywhere.” Our team is made up of medical professionals, technology experts and patients. Our proprietary technology is changing the way that medical emergencies are handled here in Israel, and around the world.

We have worked with leading doctors, hospital administrators, medics, emergency medicine specialists and technology experts to create the most advanced medical emergency bracelet out there.
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Why We’re Doing This:

We all owe a debt of gratitude to the survivors of the Shoah. This is our way of giving back.

At MyMDband, we are passionate about helping those who lost so much and have persevered to help the Jewish people rise from the devastation.

The wristband and service normally costs $65/year—which our customers feel is well worth the peace of mind it offers to its wearers and their loved ones. Unfortunately, many Holocaust survivors aren’t able to afford that. If we had the resources, we would gladly give a free band to each and every Holocaust survivor. As a young startup, however, we need your help.

That’s why we’ve partnered with United Hatzalah, and with their help we are providing the technology to holocaust survivors free of charge, with no ongoing fees. Your $36 donation covers all costs of initial setup, and we will donate our services, maintaining the bracelet and medical records for the ENTIRE LIFETIME (may it be until 120!) of each survivor.

The world wasn’t there for them then, we have to be here for them now.

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MyMDband in the Media

Here are some of the publications that are excited about our technology and how it can help save lives:

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More Ways to Learn About this Cause

  • December 13, 2016 6:39 pm

    Check out our email updates for donors here: https://goo.gl/kSy5pl

  • December 13, 2016 9:53 am

    WE DID IT!!!
    Thank you so much – we have reached our 100% goal of $64,800.

    Now, let’s embrace a stretch-goal:
    Help us reach $70,000, so we could help even more Holocaust survivors!

  • September 25, 2016 7:22 am

    WOW!
    Over $3,000 raised in the past week alone, thanks to your generous donations. Thank you so much!

    We are now at 90% of our goal, and excited to provide our lifesaving medical bracelets to more Holocaust survivors in Israel, with your help.

  • September 11, 2016 3:25 pm

    Dear Supporters,
    Over the past year, we have already distributed hundreds of MyMDband medical bracelets to Holocaust survivors in Israel.There are already more than 1,500 bracelets donated so far!

    Check out the lifesaving social impact already achieved here.

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"My son's father was a member of the Dutch Resistance. My heart will always be with the Shoah survivors."
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Help Holocaust Survivors Live a Longer, Healthier Life — and Show Them We Care!

$70,023   raised
GOAL: $70,000

257

 Donors

Campaign by
MyMDband
Jerusalem District, Israel

MyMDband is an innovative lifesaving medical emergency bracelet that speaks for you when you can’t. Backed by a sophisticated multilingual online system, MyMDband provides medical emergency staff with instant access to a patient's medical information when it is needed most. We are an Israeli start-up comprised of medical professionals, technology experts and patients who want to create positive change in the world. Our goal is to provide better care, everywhere.

  • Chai!
    40 claimed

    Donate half the cost of a bracelet and let the survivors know that they are not forgotten!

  • Grant one MyMDband for Life
    112 claimed

    Donate one MyMDband to a Holocaust survivor in Israel. We will go to their homes, perform a medical checkup and set up their MyMDband medical bracelet for free, for life.

  • Grant TWO Holocaust Survivors MyMDbands for Life
    35 claimed

    Donate two MyMDbands to help two survivors feel better and feel cared about for years to come!

  • Ad 120!
    5 claimed

    Sponsor three (and one third) MyMDbands for Holocaust survivors in Israel. Let them know that you wish them to live to 120 and beyond! (Every dollar will go towards bands for Holocaust survivors!)

  • Help us Protect FIVE Survivors
    12 claimed

    Sponsor five Holocaust survivors to receive the bracelet, maintenance and in-home visits that make them feel the compassion and love they deserve.

  • Protect 10 Holocaust Survivors with MyMDbands
    6 claimed

    Your generosity will sponsor 10 survivors to receive this life-saving technology, and the gift of knowing that the world cares about them.

  • Meet us in Israel
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    Coming to Israel with a group? Donate to the campaign and the founders of MyMDband will come and talk to your group in Israel about the Start-Up Nation, their mission and personal stories. After submitting this reward, please also fill in the details here: http://goo.gl/8rgF1y (NOTE: Every dollar you donate is tax-deductible and will go to providing MyMDbands for Holocaust survivors in Israel!)

  • Protect 20 Survivors + Get a dedicated video
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    In addition to supporting 20 survivors with your generous gift, we would like to personally thank you with a dedicated video. We would be happy to dedicate it to you or your organization and emphasize the good that your contributions have made, and about the meaningful support for a young start-up in Israel. (NOTE: Every dollar you donate is tax-deductible and will go to providing MyMDbands for Holocaust survivors in Israel!)

  • Protect 50 Survivors + Get a dedicated video
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    Support an entire community of survivors and send a life-affirming message of love and support! 50 survivors will receive a lifetime of support from MyMDband and United Hatzalah. In addition, we would like to personally thank you with a dedicated video. We would be happy to dedicate it to you or your organization and emphasize the good that your contributions have made, and about the meaningful support for a young start-up in Israel. (NOTE: Every dollar you donate is tax-deductible and will go to providing MyMDbands for Holocaust survivors in Israel!)

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